SB 119 Authorizes the imposition of a fee on wireless phone services to fund enhanced 911 service
Sponsor: Griesheimer
LR Number: 0588S.01I Fiscal Note: 0588-01
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 3/3/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 119 - Under current law, the Office of Administration is authorized to distribute funds from the wireless service provider enhanced 911 service fund to wireless service providers and public safety answering points based upon a formula established by the Office of Administration. Such formula may be based upon a variety of factors, but at least ten percent of the funds must be distributed equally to all public safety answering points in the state. This act requires the Office of Administration and the Director of the Department of Public Safety or his or her designee to establish the formula; removes the requirement that at least ten percent of the funding be distributed equally among all public safety answering points in the state; and limits the number of public safety answering points which may receive funding based upon the classification of the county in which they are located.

This act also authorizes the Office of Administration, upon voter approval, to establish a fee of up to twenty-five cents per month on every wireless telephone number to fund wireless enhanced 911 services.

Provisions of this act are similar to those contained in Senate Bill 1118 (2008).

JASON ZAMKUS